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Top tips to take your sandwich-making skills to the next level

Turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, lettuce…

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CHRISTMAS IS THE season of the sandwich.

Due to the infinite supply of ham and turkey in the house, paired with the fact that we become too lazy to do any actual cooking, sandwiches are in demand over Christmas.

Let’s be honest, other than turkey, the sandwich really is the king of the Christmas period.

With infinite varieties and ingredients, the possibilities are truly endless — and endlessly delicious.

But not all sandwiches are created equal. There can be sloppy sandwiches, soggy sandwiches, and sandwiches that fall short of their true potential.

To ensure you make the most of your leftovers, here are some simple tips and tricks that will up your game and take your sandwich-making skills to the next level:

Mix it up. Instead of butter, try making your grilled cheese with mayonnaise — the ingredients break down into a delicious assortment of oil, egg, and seasoning.

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To beat soggy sandwiches, let your tomato slices rest on a paper towel while you’re preparing the rest of your sandwich. Put them on last, and sprinkle with a little bit of salt (and pepper or herbs for added kick).

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If you’re making your own sub sandwich, only slice the baguette 3/4 of the way through so ingredients don’t fall off while you’re eating it.

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To keep wraps and burritos from falling apart, warm your tortilla before you start rolling everything together. Just for 10 seconds on each side in a pan, or quickly in the microwave — you’ll be surprised how well your wrap stays together.

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In the morning, you can make a quick breakfast sandwich in a mug: Add egg, cheese, meat, veggies, and whatever else your heart desires. Microwave it for one minute, and then slide the contents onto a toasted bagel or piece of bread.

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One of the easiest ways to make your sandwich better is to toast the bread or use a panini press. The cheese will melt and the bread will sop up all the delicious juices without disintegrating.

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And the number one sandwich hack that will make everything better: Add bacon. You can never go wrong with bacon.

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What are your tips for the perfect sandwich. Share them in the comments section below. 

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